Polling process in NA-246 came to an end in NA-246 at 5pm as per the pre-decided schedule.
Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) shortly before 5pm decided not to extend the time for polling, as demanded by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).
The district returning officer had also recommended the ECP not to extend the time for polling.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and Jamaat e Islami had also opposed any extension in time for polling and called for concluding it on due time.
The ECP while addressing the concerns voiced by Tehreek-i-Insaf and Jamaat e Islami and in view of the recommendations by the officials decided to conclude the process at 5pm.
With the polling process coming to a halt, the counting of votes has also begun.